Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last but not least

Okay, last but not least.

This is one of the coolest basses I've ever seen.

It's also a Tim Wilkinson design with Humbucker pick ups, three way toggle, master volume and two separate tone controls.
This has big funk and screaming all over it.

The neck is a solid through neck. Yup, on piece laminated neck from the but to the head all mahogany and maple with a tiger maple top under a loud red sunburst finish.

Photo specs: Pentax K20, smcPemtax 16-50mm f2.8 at 100ISO, 1/10 at f8.0.

That's enough from me for now.
Hope you enjoy, Derek

Gettin' Er Done!

Hey, I'm back. Gone for a while then full er up get it done.

Well I have to attribute it to the weather. Indoors and warm gets me in the studio and this is a great subject as far as I'm concerned.

This is my second guitar. It's a hollow body electric by Crafter. Happened to be in my brother's store ( J and H Music ) while the distributors sales rep was in. She had some sweet deals.

What's interesting with this guitar is not that it's just a hollow body electric but it also has active acoustic pick-ups inside for a very distinctive sound. You can plug this into an A/B switch and use both an electric guitar amp and an acoustic amp.

Anyway I love the tiger maple top on this very sweet guitar.

Hope you enjoy the shots,

Both were shot with a Pentax K20, 1/90 f6.7 at 100ISO. smc Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8

One of My "Other Passions"

Okay, so here it is the last day of March and winter just doesn't want to let go. We got 8-10cm here and I'm not liking it one little bit.
Although it did prompt me to share two of my passions with you.
I have recently picked the guitar back up. Mainly because of my brother Jeff took over a guitar store recently and of course I can't resist a good thing.

So here I am playing guitar agin and photographing them as well. Gotta mix them up.

What I'll do is I'll post a couple of each at a time before I make a web gallery of them together.

Here's the first one. It's a Vintage AV1 special gold top. Designed by Tim Wilkinson in the UK and modeled after the famous Les Paul body shape, but
that's the only things they share (along with the fret inlays of course).

She has 2 stacked Humbucker pick-ups which lets you choose a single or double pick-up arrangement along with neck, bridge or both at once. She has an all mahogany body with mahogany neck and rosewood fret board. This is one Boisterous guitar when it wants to be.
Hope you enjoy.

The next one is a unique concept. That's all I'm going to say.

See you next time,